Presidents of young political groups explain activism among the 40-and-under crowd

11/29/2010 07:20 PM

Both presidents of the Kentucky Young Democrats and Kentucky Young Republican Federation claimed that they’re making strides to engage the youngest voters — particularly if the right kind of food is involved.

Tres Watson, a 2002 Centre College graduate, is the GOP group’s president who was elected in July. And Chad Mattingly, a Marion County native and 2008 University of Kentucky grad, was elected the Young Democrats’ chairman in April. The national conference for Young Democrats groups next year will be held in Louisville.

The two discussed their groups and talked some Kentucky politics on Pure Politics Monday as part of the program’s ongoing coverage highlighting political activism among those under 40.

Programming note: Watson and Mattingly will be back on Pure Politics Tuesday to discuss the 2011 governor’s race. Watch at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. EST on channel 2 in all of Insight Communications’ markets, as well as on channel 77 in Frankfort.

About Pure Politics

Pure Politics airs Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. ET and again at 11:30 p.m. ET in all of cn|2's Kentucky markets. The program features political analysis and news, as well as interviews with officials, candidates, policy makers and political observers.


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